There are two kinds of Mother. The first is the sort of mom who almost breaks into tears when their baby presents them with a gift they have specially chosen themselves from the pound shop, and then places the gift in pride of place for all to see. There is also the mother who, when presented with the same gift (think a plastic swan with plastic roses sprouting from the head…you get the picture.), smiles sweetly at their child, whilst racking their brains for where they can hide it.
This gift guide is for those moms.
Ines De La Fressange Stationery
Legendary French model, designer and author of the New York Times bestseller Parisian Chic Ines De La Fressange has designed the perfect range of stationery that would make the perfect gift for stylish moms.
Whether you are looking for a notebook for jotting down shopping lists and appointments, or a larger tome that could be used for notes, or as a journal, the range has something that will suit. The Parisian Chic Notebook is a chic companion for work and everyday life, a place to record all important notes, ideas and inspirations. Business cards, receipts and other important slips of paper stay organized in an accordion airmail envelope. The Parisian Chic Journal is an ideal personal diary, travel journal or keepsake, a space to record life’s precious moments and store favourite mementos. Sleek and slim, the Parisian Chic Passport slips into a purse, bag or pocket like an authentic passport; it is perfect for writing and drawing on the go.
Ines is a fashion legend, the face of 1980s Chanel, and, like everything else she has ever done, the range is stylish and chic, a perfect gift for a mom who loves to jot and scribble.
Rosa Faia Underwear
There is every chance that your mom is wearing the wrong sized bra, so this Mother’s Day treat her to a bra fitting and some beautiful underwear that actually fits. Most lingerie stockists offer a free bra fitting service, and the latest range from Rosa Faia has beautiful underwear that comes in a large range of sizes, colours and styles.
The Josephine range is a stunning collection of bras and briefs that comes in four colourways, light, navy, pearl and chocolate. The bras include a moulded post surgical option, a seamless underwire, a traditional underwire and a underwire contour style. The mixture of floral lace and houndstooth style print works so well, and this, in the pearl option could be the perfect wear under anything bra.
SOIGNÉ | Pronounced ‘swahn – yey’
Botanically rich products from The Chapel
The Chapel Hairdressing brand has now created a range of beautifully designed, botanical-rich candles, hand creams and pulse point EDTs that would be a perfect and luxurious gift for Mother’s Day.
The philosophy behind the brand shows why these products would be such a good choice for a stylish mom who deserves a treat.
For hard-worked mums who have to contend with more stress points in life than most, finding a little time for themselves can be difficult, but it’s essential for keeping mind and body balanced. This ‘pause’ philosophy at the heart of The Chapel hairdressing has become founder Amanda Dicker’s motivation to create a calming fragrance collection aimed at encouraging small moments of pause in a busy day.
The range comes in three fragrances, with my personal favourite being the Noctula, a relaxing mixture of deep and rich oudh, juicy red fruits, floral lily and zesty mandarin, creating a fragrance that is designed to be enjoyed as you turn off the day and relax in the warmth of the night.
The Chapel products are beautifully packaged and seriously high end, with the candles having 80 hours burning time and come in a porcelain vase that has a stylish minimalist feel combined with a stunning illustration.
Lorena Oberg’s ‘miracle oil
Celebrity skincare expert Lorena Oberg may have created the perfect gift idea in the form of her miracle oil that can rejuvenate both hair and skin.
The Miracle Oil is made up of natural oils including Olive Oil, avocado and almond, and it 100% natural and organic. It can be used on skin, lips and hair, and works against the likes of flakiness, chapped skin and lips, bruises, dry skin and sunburn.
The oil is easy to use as it can just be applied directly using either your fingertips or a cotton bud. It is best used at night and can be used sparingly, so it will last for ages.